The Goulburn River winds a path through this small village, made
famous in 1969 when a meteorite fell on the town. The township of Murchison was established in 1838, making it the oldest European settlement in the lower Goulburn Valley. Get to grips with the region’s past during a visit to the Murchison Heritage Centre, where records relating to the town and the areas that surround it are preserved and presented.
Enjoy warm country hospitality at some of the town’s most popular venues. At Longleat Wines, Sandra and Guido Vazzoler summon the spirit of Italy when they welcome guests to their vineyard. The focus on Italian varietals in the winery means it’s only natural that antipasti, handmade pasta and wood-fired pizza come out of the kitchen. Settle in for a long lunch with views of the vines or the fabulous ceramic mural called Zingara by local artist Angie Russi.
With a history of providing great hospitality dating back to the late 1800s, the Golding family of Paul (Goldie), Emilia and Mitch has
now brought the Railway Hotel Murchison East into the twenty-first century. More than just a top spot to stop and enjoy a drink and a meal, the pub now regularly draws in big crowds for its live music nights.
There’s nothing quite like a bunch of freshly picked flowers to brighten up your day and no one knows that better than David and Julie Wiedenbach. They’ve grown their business, Avonlea Flowers, into the largest cut flower operation in Australia. Stop at their farm gate shop to pick your own bouquet, whether you fancy bountiful bunches of lisianthus or beautifully perfumed snapdragons.